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Designed for students and artists who need a firm, sturdy surface for sketching and a means to carry their sketching paper with them. Two heavy clips on the large board (only one on the small) hold a sketch pad firmly in place, and, once a sketch is completed, the oversized rubber band holds the bottom in place while it is being transported.
The board is made of 1/8" (3 mm) thick masonite and is very lightweight, with rounded corners for safety. A hand hole makes carrying easier.
Replacement Large Rubber Band
Keep your artwork flat and secure with Tote Board Rubber Bands. Each rubber band measures 10-3/4" long and 7/8" wide, ideal for securing your artwork at both ends of a drawing board.
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Good board for classroom use.
from Wilmington, NC
Comments about Blick Sketch Pad Boards:
I have purchased about 20 of these boards in the last year. In the last order I noticed that the boards are thinner than I expected and we have been getting some crunching on the corners when they are dropped. I'm not sure if the specs have changed or I just finally noticed it. I would prefer a little heavier board. The clip seems to be quite nice. We don't use the rubber bands that come with it.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Alamo, TX.
I needed a smaller board to use that is portable or when I don't want to use my large board.
Would buy again, but I don't think I will need to.
from Andover, MA
I needed a drawing board for dry media and found this was the best deal. The handle on the side is more useful than I thought it would be. It is light but sturdy, and has a smooth surface. The elastic band is useful for holding papers, but also serves to hold drawing tools in place.
from West Chester
The board is much weaker, less stiff, than other makes. Cheap, but only cheap
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us. Please know that if you feel this board doesn't meet your needs, we're happy to help with a return or exchange. Just call 1-800-723-2787 to speak to a Customer Care Agent.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
By Miss. O
I use this board for my figure drawing classes. It holds my 18 x 24 newsprint pad well. The things I enjoy most about this board are its dark color, smooth finish, and flat clips. The flat profile clips make it easy to slide in and out of my portfolio/carrying case without catching on the sides or zipper. I also noted that the clips are very strong, and easy to open from a sitting position (I sit on a wooden "horse/donkey" for figure drawing). All in all, it's an attractive board that does its job well.
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from Binghamton, NY
I have wanted a board a long time, they can run very pricey, then I found this one on Blick. I have the smaller size, just right for me. I draw and watercolor on mine with no issues. I made a make shift shoulder strap handers from large binder clips and an old strap to hold the board while standing. Works great!
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
from Chicago, IL
Received as gift but I did pick it out. Love the color, nice quality, excellent price and just perfect for my tabletop easel.
Love these sketch boards
from Plymouth, NH
I needed a smaller size - something more portable than the large one I have. Lasts forever.
works super well
By watercolor artist
Cut it down slightly and clamped to my easel, holds subject image while I paint
Blick Sketch Board
I use this drawing board to draw but also to paint pictures. I am a watercolor painter and use this board with watercolor drawing pencils and it it is extremely useful both inside and outside of my home. It is very lightweight and afforable not to mention very portable to carry around.
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